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Peach Cobbler II

Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2013
I've made this several times and it never disappoints. I double the peaches. Don't fear the boiling water, it works like a charm!
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Spinach, Caramelized Onion, and Muenster Au Gratin Potatoes

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2013
An outstanding recipe that translates to an amazing dish. I used a food processor for most of the prep work so my potatoes were sliced thick rather than cubed. This would be super yummy with crumbled bacon or another type of meat. This could easily play the lead in any meal instead of just a supporting role.
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Classic Caramel Corn

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2012
Super easy and so delish...my friends call it "crack corn" because once you start snacking, you cannot stop!
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Baked Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2011
I realize that there's a lot of opposition to rating a recipe to which you have made significant changes, and I understand why. However I enjoy reading about what changes other cooks have made, it gives me inspiration. If you don't agree you may want to stop reading now (no hard feelings, I swear). I substituted half of the white flour with wheat flour. I used about 1 and 1/3 cups of real pumpkin puree, substituted 2/3's of a cup of Agave Nectar in place of the 1 cup of brown sugar and used 2 tsps of pumpkin pie spice instead of the individual spices. I made buttermilk from 1% milk by adding one half a tbsp of white vinegar to the 1/2 cup of milk, stirred and let sit for five minutes. I baked the bread in muffin tins at 325 for 25 minutes. Yes the five stars are based on my version but I have no doubt the original recipe was just as yummy, and by making these simple changes the calorie count was further reduced to about 110 calories per serving.
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Extreme Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2011
If you hate getting tons of compliments about your cooking than DO NOT try this recipe! This cake really lives up to it's name. Ultra rich, dense and moist, this is definitely extreme chocolate. Not wanting to have to slice the layers I opted to bake the cake in three 8 inch round pans and they came out beautifully. I did have to let the layers cool much longer than recommended, after 10 minutes they weren't ready to come out. After about 20 minutes I was able to coax them out of the pans. I used the frosting recipe between the layers but covered the cake in chocolate ganache. I took the cake to work and my coworkers all joked that I should quit my day job and become a baker.
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Balsamic Roasted Pork Loin

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2011
Wow, what a wonderful surprise! Based on the reviews of this recipe I expected it to be good, but it was better than good...it was amazing! I added one minced clove of garlic to the marinade and cooked the roast in a cast iron skillet with some cubed potates. Minimal effort and just a few ingrediants yield a wonderful result. I can't wait to make this again.
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One-Dish Rockfish

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2010
What a fun dish. Easy, healty, beautiful, and most import, really tasty! I made some minor adjustments to the seasoning because I didn't have some ingredients on hand, and I did half the broth. When I removed the foil after baking, the smell was heaven! This recipes is lots of reward for a small amount of work.
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Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2010
Mongolian Beef has been my Chinese take-out standby for decades so I was excited to try this. I made this almost as written except I reduced the sugar to 1/3 cup, and I still found it to be too sweet for my taste. The flavor on the sauce was ok, but the onion was not predominant enough for me. I'm looking forward to making this again with serious reduction to the sugar content (less than 1/4 cup) and probably less Hoison Sauce too. I will also add more green onion. I think the cooking time can be reduced as well and that will allow the onions to retain better flavor and texture.
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Rolled Fondant

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2010
Where has this recipe been all my life? This rolled fondant is easy, tastes great and best of all it has no nasty chemical preservatives in it that allow it to sit on the shelf of your local craft store for years on end! I will never buy another box of lousy tasting rolled fondant again. I successfully substituted corn syrup for the glucose syrup. Be sure to add your powdered sugar bit by bit to avoid overly dry and cracked fondant.
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Best Butternut Squash Soup Ever

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2009
Very easy, flavorful and healthy soup! I roasted the squash before adding it to the pot. Used dried Thyme instead of fresh and omitted the bouillon cube. I'm enjoying a cup of this wonderful soup as I write this! I will definitely make this again.
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Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2008
This recipe is defineitely a keeper! I followed the advice of others and coated the roast lightly with flour, than browned it before it went into the crock pot. The gravy was perfect, not runny at all. This is a fast and easy recipe that pays dividends on a hectic day.
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Brownie Caramel Cheesecake

Reviewed: Oct. 21, 2008
OMG...So good it's almost ridiculous! I admit I had reservations. Cook the brownie layer for over an hour total? I held out little hope that the brownie would be anything but a rock hard mess, boy was I wrong. What I ended up with was a yummy, gooey, roll your eyes back in your head, delicious dessert that my guests raved about. I had to promise two people I'd make it for their birthdays.
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Pesto Sauce

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2008
Evertime I make this I love it even more. An easy recipe with a ton of uses. Just had it last night on penne with grilled chicken and diced tomatos. So yummy...
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Tomato Spinach and Basil Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2008
Overall a good soup! Like other reviewers I had issues with the onion, which is odd for me because I usually love it in any form. The flavor of the diced onion in this recipe is strong and the texture was a bit odd. I ended up running the whole soup through the blender to really mince the onion well, that helped a lot. This soup is quick, easy, healthy and flavorful. I will definitely make again.
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Roasted Red Bell Pepper Soup

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2008
eh...this soup is good, not great. I think it should be named "Bean and Red Pepper Soup". The flavor of the Red Pepper is not very predominant. If I make it again I'll double the amount of Red Bell's. I added some fresh Basil, that helped.
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Kathy's Easy Chile Chicken and Rice

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2008
I love a casserole that's quick and easy, uses things already in the pantry and is tasty. This is definetely it! I added only an extra 1/4 cup of milk and the rice cooked up fully. I'll definetely make this again.
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Yogurt Chicken Curry

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2008
This recipe gets four stars primarily due to how easy it is. I did doctor it up a bit. I Sauteed the chicken pieces in a bit of olive oil and fresh garlic, added some onion and carrots. Served over couscous this makes a simple and yummy dinner! HINT - To keep your yogurt from curdling either bring it to room temperature before adding it to anything hot or add some starch...a tbsp of flour or cornstach mixed into 1 cup of yogurt before adding it to the hot dish will do the trick. Also,it's best not to boil or simmer yogurt..it's kills all of the good bacteria!
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Basic Flaky Pie Crust

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2008
Wow...so easy and yummy! I used half shortening half butter and it turned out flakey and light. Mixed in the cold shortnening/butter mixture in the Kitchenaid Mixer using the metal whisk attachment and rolled it out onto a silicone mat topped with wax paper...absolutely no sticking! The dough rolled out perfectly the first time and I was able to invert it into the pie plate and remove the silicone sheet with gleeful ease. This recipe is a keeper.
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